CAKE LOVERS, THIS DIY CAKE STAND DIY IS FOR YOU!

DIY COLOURFUL SPRINKLE PUN CAKE STAND

I don’t need too much encouraging when it comes to eating cake, in fact today’s DIY is just about all the encouragement I would need. I mean who could turning down cake with permission like this? Here’s how to turn a boring old plain white cake stand into a stand with some serious sass!!

Go on, you know you want to!!

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THESE SLUMBER PARTY BRIDAL SHOWER IDEAS WILL MAKE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

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Is there anything more exciting when your a teen than slumber party with your gal pals? How about a sleep over with loads of marshmallows, rock candy and pink cocktails topped with cotton candy. Let’s be honest, thats pretty much every gals’ dream right? So you would like to throw a bridal shower or even a birthday party with a difference why not host a sweet inspired sleepover?

To show us how its done,  Dream Defined Events and Rachel Lane Makeup Artistry of Washington, DC teamed up to create a super sweet unicorn inspired, fantastical styled bridal shower with an added twist to the usual party – a fun sleepover for the sugar obsessed.

This is for the rad bride who is not afraid of color, glitter, and all things edible!

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EMILY’S SURPRISE 30TH BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY

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Ooh I do love surprises! And I love planning surprises even more! For a few weeks I’ve been harbouring the secret that some of our best gal pals was heading down to my place to surprise Em with a tea party for her 30th Birthday! The plan was all set in motion, Emily would think that she was coming over for us to create and photograph our DIYs for the week (but little did she know that I had already done them muhahaha) so when she walked through my front door she was greeted with loud screams of SURPISE!!!

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She was of course very surprised and shocked to see me, Emily from Mermaid Gossip and Sofia and Elena from The Costa Sisters all crouching on the floor hiding behind the kitchen worktop! And I’m pretty sure that she shed a little tear when she turned around and saw that epic cat cake! We had to get a cat cake made because Emily loves cats so much! Oh and if you happen to be wondering about where that cute candy wreath is from, the DIY is coming to the blog next week! Yay!

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The wonderful Oliver Bonas also supplied some insanely gorgeous tea party essentials like that marble cake stand, and the super pretty tea cups and saucers! We even had a matching tea pot too and let me tell ya…we drank a lot of tea! We spent the afternoon eating yummy cupcakes and sandwiches and munching on other sweet treats too!

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EMILY’S THOUGHTS ON TURNING 30

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Woah! Wait! What? Did someone say, I’m going to be 30!

Not many people know this about me but I have a real fear of growing old. So much so, I sometimes lay awake at night worrying about it. I know it’s crazy, it happens to all of us and it’s the natural way of the world but I hate it. I don’t think I fear dying but I do fear being alone.

As many of you will know, this year has been pretty tough. After two failed rounds of IVF, we were eventually told that our chances of ever having children were very slim and so we decided to call it quits. I found the treatment really difficult and with the negative outcome each time, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it again. Before turning 30 I felt like I was already facing the very real possibility that one day I might actually be alone.

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It’s a very bleak way to look at it, I know, but when all your friends and family are surrounded with children and your finding yourself being invited to social gatherings less and less because they’ve turn into play dates for  the kids, I felt like it was impossible to not feel that way. Not long after we had found out our second round of IVF was unsuccessful, I confided in Mr T about my fears for the future and I feared not only for myself but for him. 

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